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Wednesday, June 4, 2008
LT. GOV. BARBARA O'BRIEN HEADS TO RURAL COLORADO TO PROMOTE NON-PROFIT PHILANTHROPY AND EDUCATION REFORM
Lt. Gov. Barbara O'Brien will be on the road Thursday and Friday to speak to rural non-profits and addressColorado's efforts on education reform.
On Thursday, Lt. Gov. O'Brien travels toBurlingtonfor Rural Philanthropy Days, which is designed to increase the amount of grant funding in rural areas, improve regional collaboration among nonprofits, and increase the capacity of local organizations and agencies to provide services for rural communities.
"So often it's the nonprofits that are building capacity in small towns and rural areas ofColorado. It's commendable that foundations are strengthening that non-profit work," said Lt. Gov. O'Brien.
On Friday, Lt. Gov. O'Brien travels toPuebloto speak to the K-20 Continuum Conference at Colorado State-Pueblo. Lt. Gov. O'Brien is the co-chair of the P20 Education Reform Committee appointed by Gov. Ritter. ThePuebloconference is designed to look at reform in order to improve the transition of high school seniors to post-secondary education, recruit teachers for high-need areas, and identify regional needs for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.